Given our location in Morzine we are ideally situated to take advantage of the Dranse and Giffre Rivers, both of which offer different river experiences for rafters and airboaters.

Trips generally last about 2 hours and the exact spot for take-off varies depending on the water level. For this reason we ask guests to park in the designated car-parks and we will collect and take you to the take-off point having fully kitted you out for your time on the river. Before the trip you will be fitted with helmets, full wetsuits (no worries about being cold with us!), boots and life jackets, and given a paddle. When you arrive at the take-off point, you will be given a safety briefing explaining the river and good practices while you’re on it/in it! We do our best to ensure that families and/or groups are not split between boats. After your briefing you’re off! You will have a bi-lingual guide with you at all times during your descent and he knows various tricks and games should you want to play! At the end of your trip you will be taken back to your vehicle.  We advise everyone to bring a towel and bathing costume with them. Children must be over 6 years of age in the raft and over 8 years of age for airboating or canoe-rafting. All guests must be able to swim 25 metres.

 

Dranse River 

 

NEW FOR 2012... 

 

Pro trip - Haute Dranse

 

Rapids

Grade II-IV First of all the crew gets a shot paddling as a team for 20-30 minutes to warm up and gel, then we drive you up to the top of the river for you to challenge yourself with a Grade iv rapid!  From here you get to experience the dramatic boulders of the Dranse before finishing with the classic trip! 
Start Initially Les Escaliers, then Pissette
   
Finish Before bridge D 902
Difficulty 4/5
Approximate time on the water 2.5hrs
Minimum age 16

 

Classic trip

 

Rapids

Grade II-III(IV) After a quick briefing about safety procedures and paddling techniques, you start playing on the river.  The trip goes through immense rocks which are characteristic of the River Dranse, and create a unique ambience. You will have the opportunity to challenge yourself in the river by playing and swimming in the many currents and jumping from the rocks if you wish !
Start Dependent on water level
Finish Before bridge D 902
Difficulty 3/5
Approximate time on the water 1H15
Minimum age 8

 

River Giffre
Mini-descent
This is a shorter trip aimed at younger children, people with some disabilities, or people nervous of water. After a quick briefing about safety procedures and paddling techniques, you can start playing on the river. We will drift along the river and can have a few breaks to play in the river, learning to play in the currents and spot wildlife.

Rapids

Grade II-III
Start Pont du Perret
Finish Samoens
Difficulty 1/5
Approximate time on the water 1hr
Minimum age 6

Classic trip

 

Rapids

Grade II-III (IV) After a quick briefing about safety procedures and paddling techniques, you start playing on the river. During the trip you will pass through the breath-taking Gorges of Tines (subject to weather and water conditions). There are opportunities to learn more about the river through swimming, playing with currents, and spotting wildlife.
Start Sixt Fer à Cheval
Finish Samoens
Difficulty 2/5
Approximate time on the water 1H15
Minimum age 8

Pro trip (Full)

 

Rapids

Grade II-III (IV) The ‘Classic’ trip, with a bit more! You’ll go down four more drops, adding a bit more of a challenge and allowing more play time for those who want it!. The river opens out and allows panoramic views of the valley.
Start Sixt Fer à Cheval
Finish Verchaix/Morillon
Difficulty 2/5
Approximate time on the water 1H45
Minimum age 8
 
   

Beginner level

Rapids

Grade II-III This trip goes through gentle rapids and is great for families with younger children, people who are new to the sport, or nervous around water. During the trip you’ll learn how to use your paddle, how to swim safely down rivers, how to get in and out of the boat with control and ease: everything to make you feel at home on the river and hopefully encourage you to do it again !
Difficulty 2/5
Approximate time on the water 1H15
Minimum age 8
 

Advanced level

Rapids

Grade II, III, IV During the trip the guide will take you through the various skills you’ll be able to practice on the trip (how to use your paddle, how to steer and anticipate direction, how to swim safely down rivers, how to get in and out of the boat with control and ease). This trip is slightly longer than the ‘Mini-descent’, and requires a little extra confidence in the water. Ideal for older children and people looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush!
Difficulty 3/5
Approximate time on the water 1H30
Minimum age 12

Expert level (Giffre River only)

Rapids

Grade II, III, IV

Starting in the middle of the "Cirque du Fer à Cheval", the trip aims to encourage you to challenge yourself by passing through narrow channels (therefore honing your steering) and going down small drops. By the end of the trip you’ll have learned about the more technical side of going down a river, such as choosing the best passage through obstacles, how to time your paddling so it’s most effective, and how to manoeuvre your boat with confidence. The buzz you get from rising to the challenge is electric!

Difficulty 4/5
Approximate time on the water 2H30
Minimum age 16

All trips are dependent on good conditions on the rivers: your trip may be altered if conditions require it.  Your guide will notify you of any changes on the day of your trip. If you are particularly keen to raft on one or other river please let us know when you book so we can arrange our schedule to suit you.  We also offer trips to the Isere (France) or Dora Baltéa (Italy) rivers however these should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. Trips are for either a half-day or full-day and tend to be in the quieter season (May – mid-June; September). We are committed to protecting the outstanding natural environment of the Alps, aiming to leave our surroundings as beautiful as we find them; for this reason we ask you take your rubbish with you, or leave it with us to dispose of for you.

Keep your eyes open for special trips happening throughout the summer....

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